WILL Dennis described his Cherries debut as a "big moment for me" and has his eyes on the FA Cup holders in round four.

The goalkeeper was handed his senior bow for the club in the third round of the competition on Saturday, as Cherries came through with a 4-1 win over Oldham Athletic.

Dennis, 20, joined Cherries' academy in 2016 having been released by Watford and after loan spells away at Verwood Town, Guernsey and Weymouth was promoted into the first-team squad in 2019.

And he now has a senior appearance to his name.

"It’s a big moment for me in my career, especially me and my family," the Hitchin-born youngster told the Daily Echo.

"We’re all delighted and hoping to get another one.

"I found out (about starting) just before the game as we turned up, which is not a bad thing. But you’re always prepared and it was a great feeling to get it.

"I was just excited. I’m always excited to play football, it’s what I love. I’ve been doing it since I was three or four years old.

"I couldn’t ask for anything else than being out there playing football."

The draws for both the fourth and fifth rounds of the competition are due to take place on Monday evening.

Asked if he had a preference of who he'd like Cherries to be paired with, Dennis said: "I’ll take anyone, I just want to play football to be honest.

"But Arsenal would be nice!"

The Gunners progressed into round four with a 2-0 extra-time win over Newcastle United on Saturday.